Brookings Executive Education

Program Series Global Leadership: Leveraging Differences

Global Leadership: Leveraging Differences

What is global cultural competence and why does it matter? How does global competence relate to diversity, and what strategies for inclusion can facilitate the achievement of organizational goals? This course examines how global and diverse perspectives can keep organizational thinking flexible, how inclusiveness can promote teamwork, and how differences can be leveraged to improve productivity. The classroom experience will help you develop skills to relate across cultures and contexts.

This course is part of the Executive Pathways series and is required for the Master of Science in Leadership.

Tuition: $1,895

Location: Washington, D.C.

OPM Competency: Leveraging differences

About the instructor: Zachary Gabriel Green

Zachary Gabriel Green is a member of the Founding Circle of Group Relations International based in the United States and the Netherlands. He designs and presents, high-level learning events and keynotes for government agencies, religious organizations, think tanks, social advocacy groups, and educational institutions on leadership and consciousness.

He is also an international organizational consultant and executive coach specializing in work with multilateral institutions and multinational corporations.  His major clients have included the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Royal Dutch Shell, and the International Monetary Fund.  Dr. Green has also been a regular facilitator for numerous programs at the Brookings Institution, the International Leadership Association, and the  Order of Premontre/Daylesford Abbey.

Dr. Green teaches advanced graduate level courses on the psychological dimension of leadership, negotiations, and group behavior.  He is a visiting professor and holds a graduate faculty summer residency in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego, School of Leadership and Education Sciences.  There he teaches courses and conducts intensive seminars on adult development, dialogue, diversity, organizational theory, and the art of consultancy.

His immediate previous post for more than a decade was as a senior scholar at the School of Public Policy and the James Macgregor Burns Academy of Leadership, University of Maryland. There he managed leadership experiences at the Salzburg Seminar in Austria, facilitated ongoing dialogue between emerging leaders of Northern Ireland, and participated in service learning projects for orphans living with AIDS in South Africa.

A clinical psychologist with more than two decades of group and private practice experience, Dr. Green received his degree from Boston University and trained at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School.  The Danielsen Institute and the American Psychological Association honored him with fellowships for his work in the field.  He is also a Fellow of the A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems, recognized for his prominent work nationally and internationally in the field of group relations. Dr. Green is the author of numerous scholarly and popular articles on psychological and organizational life.  His most recent publications are “A Peace Deferred” and “Unleashing Possibilities: Leadership and the Third Space.”

Dr. Green is married with two sons and lives in the San Diego area.